Internet Addiction

ICT and Society
 
November is a month of addiction prevention in Slovenia. It gives us an opportunity to inform and raise awareness about different kinds of addiction in professional and laic public with concentrated activities and to promote a discussion and activate professionals, politicians, groups and individuals, general public and pedagogic workers to contribute within their possibilities and power to solve the addiction problem. Final goal of preventive actions in primary schools, high schools and dormitories is to inform pupils and students about the dangers of addiction. In the research, where the focus was on internet addiction, I wanted to find out how much, when and for which purpose the students of the dormitory use the internet. Additionally, I was interested in the importance and influence of the internet use on their daily life and life in general depending on their sex and age. 
 
Keywords: addiction, internet, social skills, self control, decision making.
 
Iris Arbeiter